Finding Your Design Style

It’s often difficult for us to identify and articulate what our style is when it comes to our house. We think we have a certain idea that we are trying to emulate, but we’re still not completely satisfied with the layout and design of our home. With many different concepts and categories to choose from, we get how this can get difficult and confusing. Although art and design are subjective, we’re going to help you identify better with styles that may match your characteristics.

MID CENTURY MODERN

Mid-century modern is a style in interior design and arts that derives from the times between 1933 -1965. It involves a lot of nature integration within its design layout such as wood to give a room an overall warm feeling.

Like nature, a lot of the things that form aren’t crafted with traditional measurements and perfect symmetry. For this reason, you will find a lot of shapes and objects that are unconventional and take organic shapes and forms within this type of design.

The most common colours used in mid-century modern vary from natural to bold colour ways. It is most likely you will see colours such as olive green, mustard, yellow, and sometimes hints of pink. You can expect the furniture to follow suit with the colours. With dark earthy tones like timber to add to the overall nature theme.

SCANDINAVIAN

The Scandinavian design is commonly known for its clean minimalistic look that started in the early 20th century in the Nordic countries. Similar to the mid-century modern theme, the Scandinavian design contains nature elements which are complemented by bright and clean aesthetics. The bright look is created by keeping walls painted white to enable as much light to reflect off its surfaces. In addition to the white walls, clean bright furniture pieces are used to bring the theme together.

The Scandinavian design theme is mostly known in places that encounter winter for a long period of time, which is the reason we see a bright aesthetic to counter the gloomy weather.

INDUSTRIAL

If you are an individual who admires a warm and creative look, the industrial design theme might just be for you. With the focus on the manufacturing of the materials, we get to see more exposed features such as steel, beams, and woodwork, giving us a better appreciation for the craftsmanship of the home. Following these materials, the colour palettes can be seen as black, grey, and white which displays contrast with the raw materials mentioned above. In well-designed industrial homes, one gets a dramatic overall dramatic feel from all the elements included.

Are you someone who appreciates the nuances of how things work and likes to display your personality with unordinary pieces throughout your house? Then the industrial design may be just what you’ve been looking for.

GLAM

Maybe you’re someone who enjoys the finer things in life, and you’re not afraid to show them off. Glam is a theme that allows you to do just that with details such as chandeliers, silver lining, velvet and gold. These are some pieces and materials that you can expect to find in this type of theme. As you can probably tell, rich details are imperative to making this theme work.

Let out your fancy side by going with a glam theme and you’ll be sure to always feel special inside your home.

MINIMALIST

The complete opposite of the glam look is stripping down all unnecessary materials and furniture for a more simplistic look. This theme has gained a lot of popularity in art in the late 1900s, and in homes in the early 2000s. While following the motto less is more, you won’t find much in this design other than the necessities needed to operate a home. This can come as a benefit as it doesn’t leave much room for your house to become overly cluttered. All furniture is intentionally placed within a minimalist style theme and usually has multifunctional use.

You might’ve heard of a cluttered house equals a cluttered mind. Minimalism also has a positive effect on your mental health as it allows you to focus on what is important in life and your home. If you are someone who is looking for a simpler way of living, adopting a minimalist approach is just for you.

TRADITIONAL

Lastly, we have the traditional design that many of us have encountered in homes. This style comes from the 18th and 19th century and it’s heavily influenced by European decor. It follows a classic yet consistent look, which can be highlighted by wooden classic pieces throughout the home or room. On different materials and pieces such as furniture, you may notice different yet simple patterns and textures that add to the traditional theme. With subtle patterns and neutral colours such as white and blues, you can display your sense of style without doing too much.

You now have 6 ways to find your design style for your house. You can now research and get inspiration easier and more efficiently to design and decorate your home.

We hope these design styles can help you as you re-invent the interior and exterior of your home!

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